Dan Johnston - Shortlisted for Instrumental/Vocal Teacher of the Year!
We're over the moon that our talented Music Leader Dan Johnston has been shortlisted for the instrumental / vocal tutor of the year at the Music and Drama Education Awards 2023 on 23 February - hosted by Classic FM presenter Aled Jones!
We're so proud of Dan. He was nominated due to his commitment to musical inclusion, developing the amazing Sheffield Youth Samba Bands and working tirelessly to break down musical, social and cultural barriers. He inspires his pupils, their families, our schools and his colleagues at every turn.
But, we really need your help, we need to raise the money to get him down to the awards ceremony.
Please donate and spread the word. He is already a winner in our eyes for getting shortlisted. If you would like to donate to our Go Fund Me click here
Should we be lucky enough to exceed our target extra funds will go to purchasing extra musical equipment for his Pad Sessions, Sheffield Youth Samba Band and Sheffield Junior Samba Band. Numbers in these groups are now so high we've run out of instruments!
If you've been touched by Dan's work you'll know just how special and talented he is. We'd be so happy to help him take this almightly pat on the back without it hitting his wallet!